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Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

Special Olympics - Service Hours Opportunity
Saturday, May 9th, 10:15am - 3:00pm
Darnell Family’s Lake Property, 1188 Julius Bridge Rd., Ball Ground


We have been asked to help out at the Hickory Flat Optimist Club annual banquet for the Special Olympics on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The scouts all agreed to serve at this event when we discussed it. The event will be held at Scott Darnell’s lake property located at 1188 Julius Bridge Rd., Ball Ground, 30107.

Troop 465 will help cook hot dogs & hamburgers, set up tents and chairs, empty trash cans, help tear down, and most importantly (and why they chose the Boy Scouts to invite to help out) is the property has about a 12-15 acre lake stocked with fish. The Special Olympics kids bring fishing poles and they need help from the Boy Scouts working with the Special Olympic kids with fishing, teaching them how to fish, bait their hooks, etc.. If you have a surplus of fishing poles and would like to bring those to share with the kids, that would be great.

The Hickory Flat Optimist Club and Troop 465 have a long history of helping each other, and we want to continue to serve those in the community.

All Troop volunteers (adults and scouts) should meet at the property in Class A uniform on Saturday, May 9th, at 10:15 am. The event should wind down around 3:00 pm. We would like as many volunteers as possible to stay and help clean up. If you can’t be there all day, please come for any time that you are available.

Bring your own chairs, (bench seating is somewhat limited), and maybe a small tent for coverage. Also, since we are planning to be there all day and eating with them, please bring either a side dish or dessert. The Optimist Club will provide the hot dogs & hamburgers.

Mike Lamanac
Scoutmaster, Troop 465


Scout in charge: Andrew Gollner
Adult in charge: Mike Lamanac - 770-894-9477

Summer Camp
Sunday, June 7th - Saturday, June 13th
Salacoa Camp

Picture this:

- Boys jumping into a cool lake on a hot day
- An archery bow stretched tight and aimed at a bull’s-eye 30 feet away
- Hikers on a trail stopping to admire a spider forming its web in a tree
- Patrols challenging each other to a friendly game
- Scouts cooking a meal over an open campfire

These are the images of Boy Scouts at summer camp. However camp provides much more than just outdoor adventure. Hidden within the camp adventure lie the true benefits of a boy’s week at camp.

Registration is now open for summer camp. Click Here for more information and a registration packet.

Camp Cards

Would you like your scout to earn some money to help pay for summer camp or other scouting adventures?

Camp Cards are an easy and quick way for our scouts to earn money that may be used to support scouting activiities. We encourage every boy in the troop to take advantage of this opportunity to earn some money for scouting with very little effort required. Cards were handed out on Monday night to interested scouts.

If you did not get cards yet, or need additional cards, they may be picked up on Monday nights at the Scout Hut during the sales campaign.

I wanted to take a minute to a few commonly asked questions regarding this endeavor.

• Why should my son sell camp cards? Camp cards are a fund raiser for your individual scout, not for the Troop. Cards are sold for $5.00 with $2.50 going to The Atlanta Area Council and $2.50 going directly to your scout. Scout earnings will be placed in individual scout accounts and the monies may be used to pay for troop related activities (annual dues, troop outings, summer camp, etc.)

• Is it hard to sell camp cards? No. The camp cards include a number of disounts and coupons that more than repay the buyer as you see above. The $5.00 coupon for Publix repays a buyer for the cost of the card - some people will buy multiple cards. Two of our scouts sold 100 cards last year which fully paid for summer camp.

• Are there prizes for selling camp cards? Yes. Scouts may earn a variety of prizes based on the number of camp cards sold.

• What kind of payment does the troop accept? Cash or checks made out to "Troop 465". All payments should be received by the scout at the time of the sale.

• What if my son does not sell all the cards he received? Each scout must turn in payment and any unsold cards. The scout is responsible for any lost cards.

• When do payments and cards need to be turned in to the troop? Monies and unsold cards must be turned in to the troop by Monday April 13, 2015. Each scout is encouraged to turn in payments when requesting additional cards.

Please encourage your scout to participate. In addition to earning money, this is a great chance to develop sales and interpersonal and sales skills.

Phil Ergle
Troop 465, Committee Chair

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Mike Lamanac is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Lamanac is only our 6th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Mike Lamanac,

Committee Chair - Phil Ergle,

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Updated 04/16/15